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June 17, 2014
US hosts talks to save oceans under 'siege'
Washington (AFP) June 15, 2014
US Secretary of State John Kerry launches an unprecedented global effort Monday to save the world's oceans under siege from overfishing, climate change and pollution. Heads of government and state as well as ministers from some 80 countries will gather with researchers and experts from the fishing, plastics and farming industries for the two-day conference aiming to find ways to protect the planet's seas and marine life. "The oceans are a passion of mine and always have been, from the time I was ... read more
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China official blasted for blaming lead poisoning on pencils
A Chinese government official who blamed lead poisoning in more than 300 children on the possible chewing of school pencils was excoriated in state-run media and ridiculed online Monday. ... more

Malaysian navy foils pirate attack in South China Sea
Malaysia's navy has fought off a pirate attack on a tanker off its east coast in the South China Sea, the International Maritime Bureau said Sunday. ... more

Sea Shepherd battles to stop Faroes' dolphin 'grind'
Hundreds of Sea Shepherd activists are heading for the Faroe Islands for an unprecedented campaign against a traditional dolphin hunt that they call "an obsolete massacre," the conservation group said Friday. ... more
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Malawi's prized chambo fish faces extinction
In the decade that fisherman Edward Njeleza has been trawling the deep, clear waters of Lake Malawi in Africa's Great Rift Valley, he has seen his once abundant catch shrink by 90 percent. ... more


Kerry issues urgent call to save oceans
US Secretary of State John Kerry sounded the alarm Monday on the perils facing the world's oceans, calling for a global strategy to save the planet's life-giving seas. ... more
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Obama renews climate change push
President Barack Obama renewed his campaign to curb carbon emissions Saturday, saying the debate over climate change is over. ... more

New York's High Line fetes fifth birthday
New York's High Line - a public park built on elevated former train tracks - is celebrating its fifth birthday, with officials claiming it attracts more tourists than the Statue of Liberty. ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
Software enables robots to be controlled in virtual reality

Laser-boron fusion now 'leading contender' for energy

Scientists develop new mode of energy generation from bituminous coal

Sustainable dams - are they possible

Britain seeks closer ties to China's Belt and Road

Single-photon detector can count to 4

Discovery sets new world standard in nano generators


Ten migrants die in shipwreck off Libya: Italian navy
Italian sailors have recovered 10 bodies of migrants after a rubber dinghy sank off the Libyan coast, Italy's navy said Saturday. ... more

Japan kills 30 minke whales in the name of 'science'
Japan continues to hunt and kill whales, despite a ruling earlier this year by the International Court of Justice that said Japan's whaling activities in the Southern Ocean around Antarctica were a violation of international law. ... more

100 days after MH370, Malaysia vows to keep searching
Malaysia's government pledged on Monday that it "will not rest" until missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 is found, as it marked the 100th day since the plane vanished on March 8 with 239 passengers and crew. ... more
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Australian natural wonders under UNESCO spotlight
Australia is home to some of the most pristine environment on Earth, but two of its most high-profile protected areas face threats to their status as World Heritage Sites at a UNESCO meeting starting Sunday in Doha. ... more

Media watchdog urges Jordan king to reform anti-terror law
Media watchdog Reporters Without Borders (RSF) on Monday urged Jordan's King Abdullah II to reform the country's "repressive" anti-terrorism law, saying recent amendments to the legislation are "disturbing." ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Revealed: the Pentagon's secret UFO-hunting program

NATO urges Russia to respond to US missile concerns

N.Korea must 'earn its way back to table,' Tillerson tells UN

China sidesteps blame over S. Korean journalist's beating

US envoy says 'real dialogue' needed with N. Korea

Mattis emphasizes diplomacy in dealing with Iran

N. Korea 'agent' charged with WMD sale plot in Australia


Moderate quakes hit near Japan's Fukushima
Two moderate earthquakes struck off Japan's eastern coast near Fukushima early Monday, the US Geological Survey said, but officials said there was no immediate risk to the stricken power plant. ... more

Inca trails, ancient French cave vie for World Heritage status
Inca trails spanning six countries and a French cave with some of the earliest known paintings are among the sites expected to get World Heritage status at a UNESCO meeting that started Sunday in Doha. ... more

Police arrest 21 in Hong Kong new town protest
Police used pepper spray to scatter protesters at Hong Kong's government headquarters in an angry rally against plans for a new town development, with 21 arrested, officials said Saturday. ... more

Great white sharks plentiful off US west coast
Great white sharks are likely rising in numbers off the coast of California and are not at risk of extinction despite some reports to the contrary, US researchers said Monday. ... more

With China as guest, G77 summit seeks new development pledges
Leaders of developing nations plus China meet here Saturday to draft a global anti-poverty agenda at a summit that also showcases Latin America's burgeoning relationship with the Asian giant. ... more


Satao, Kenya's beloved elephant, slaughtered by ivory poachers
A giant elephant known throughout Kenya as Satao was recently found dead, killed by poachers for the male's enormous tusks. Regarded as the largest elephant in Kenya - and maybe the world - Satao was a adored by his countrymen and by the tourists that came to visit him. ... more

Struggling climate talks look to UN summit for push
A new round of talks on climate change sputtered to a close on Sunday, placing the onus on a UN summit in September to boost momentum for a global pact by the end of 2015. ... more
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'Dragon back' as cargo reaches space station

SpaceX resupply truck Dragon on route to ISS for space research delivery

Opportunity Comes to a Fork in the Road

Thales Alenia Space signs 3 contracts for NASA's deep space exploration

Initial results and data from observations of 'Oumuamua

Planting oxygen ensures a breath of fresh air


China official probed for 'disciplinary violations': media


Construction stopped on replica of ancient Chinese ship


Minimum CO2 price of $32 needed to curb warming: study


Saving trees in tropics could cut emissions by one-fifth


Seafarers brought Neolithic culture to Europe, gene study indicates


Making new species without sex


How red tide knocks out its competition


Serious challenges to 'New Urbanist' communities


Findings may advance iron-rich, cadmium-free crops


Water found to provide blueprints for root architecture

Wolves in wolves' clothing not all the same

Climate change beats biodiversity as a priority

Going inside an ant raft

Sun shoots off third solar flare in two days

Singapore casino stops serving shark fin

Kenya ivory smuggler suspects charged: court

China pollution arrests rise as Beijing pushes green agenda

The solar wind breaks through the Earth's magnetic field

Quarter of Djibouti population desperate for drought aid: UN

Cristina strengthens to category four hurricane: NHC

Viewing plant cells in 3-D (no glasses required)

Energy demands of raising a pup push sea otter moms to the limit

Motherhood is no picnic for sea otter moms

Warming climates intensify greenhouse gas given out by oceans

Forest loss starves fish

For forests, an earlier spring than ever

Newly discovered paddle prints show how ancient sea reptiles swam

A plan to share the carbon budget burden

Palmer amaranth threatens Midwest farm economy

Scotland attracts more investments to renewable energy sector

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